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FOX News
Jan 27, 2013 3:30pm EST
news contributor vicki ward. i'm fox news jon scott fox news is on right now. i barack obama hussein obama do solemnly swear that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend. preserve, protect and defend. >> the constitution of the united states. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> it it was a big day for barack obama on monday taking ceremonial oath of office for second term it was a big day for the media as well. jim, we had cnn's jim saying he had to pinch himself. al roker screamingo get the president's attention. what happened to reporting? >> don't forget chris matthews comparing it to the gettysburg address. i think that noah rothman summarized it very well. he said this is a tale of two inaugurals. in 2005, which is to say bush 43 second inaugural smead i can't sneers in 2013. media cheers. he could be alluding to the endless discussion of how great mrs. obama was dressing and kids and
NBC
Jan 27, 2013 8:00am PST
come down. and president obama is exactly right. focusing on the people at the lower end here. you fix and help the people at the lower end by getting the economy going again. you're exactly right. and the psychologically for the democrats and republicans, it's so important that there be some consensus. you get paul ryan here with his charts, and it looks like the world is going to end at some point. and you need to get everyone onboard to the idea, no, the world is not going to end. >> andrea, i was on capitol hill this weekend. you get a sense that a lot of the gun legislation is not going to be successful. immigration reform is moving at pace. they are having very constructive conversations, republicans and democrats together. the entitlement piece is going to be hard, whether the president wants to go very far on medicare. he has liberals saying don't do it, don't raise the retirement age. so how do these pieces come together here in the next three, four, five months? >> that is exactly the question. when he even suggested raising that retirement age from 65 to 67, decades from now
NBC
Jan 26, 2013 5:30pm PST
back the obama administration's push for stricter gun laws. gun rights supporters are finding ways to demonstrate their own passions over the issue. nbc news white house correspondent kristen welker joins us now with more. kristen? >> reporter: lester, good evening. today's rally was organized by advocacy groups, one million moms for gun control. it was a day filled with emotion but also reality. the nation is still sharply divided when it comes to guns. a ground swell of support for stiffer gun laws and thousands rallied in washington to call for change in the wake of the newtown shooting, holding signs bearing the names of those lost and speaking their minds. >> no more. it's time to do something about it. >> we can and must free our nation of this scourge of gun violence. >> reporter: among the crowds mothers who have lost children to guns, elected officials, and parents from the newtown community. >> we're grieving but hopeful that something so atrocious can bring about some change. >> reporter: smaller gun control rallies across the nation today including this one in new jersey.
NBC
Jan 27, 2013 11:00am EST
inaugural address k. barack obama be the most transformative president since reagan? be right back. >> "the chris matthews show" is brought to you by charles schwab. let's talk about giving your portfolio a chris: welcome back. candidate barack obama offended the clintons during the 2008 primaries with this interview in reno. >> i think ronald reagan changed the trajectory of america in a way that richard nixon did not. and in a way that bill clinton did not. chris: which brings us to this week's big question. can barack obama become a transformative president even if republicans go all out to stop him? chuck todd. >> here's how it works. he only -- only if he gets a third term. you have to break -- to transform, to move a country from senator right -- from center right to center left. a more conservative democratic party. that's when you know success -- chris: he's got to get one of these two people elected. >> that's right. >> i don't think that the republicans have the power to make him anything but transformational. he is transformational by virtue of the fact that he is in the
MSNBC
Jan 27, 2013 1:00pm PST
united states doing enough right now there? >> president obama is sensitive to that tragedy, to the memory of that tragedy. he asked me to accompany him the first time to the washington in washington and each time he was flow foundly moved and shaken, and i am convinced, deeply convinced, when he makes such a pledge, he means to keep it. something must be done to stop the bloodshed, the mass murders which are still going on in this world. if anyone had told me, when i was liberated in 1945 by the american army, that i would still have to fight racism, hatred and if a naftcism and violence, i wouldn't have believed it, and here we are, we still have to fight to bring some kind of peace, some kind of reason, some kind of honor to human history. >> when you spoke at the holocaust museum in washington last april you voiced concerns about israel. you said in part, quote, in this place we may ask, have we learned anything from it, speaking of the holocaust. if so, how is it that assad is still in power? how is it that the number one holocaust denier, ahmadinejad, mahmoud ahmadinejad, stil
FOX Business
Jan 27, 2013 1:00am EST
administration did that in five years. he was right. but no obama's administration ran up another $6 trillion. how was that possible? barack obama at believed this. >> barack obama has a debt problem into increase the debt limit. >> but president demands congress raise the debt limit without condition. i want the old obama back. then to one scaresebsite to buy these supermen. sebsite to buy and see you tomorrow and on the after the show show. >> brenda: stocks soaring with the dow surging toward 14,000. and now, a new court ruling could have the job market surging, too? hi, everyone, i'm brenda buttner, this is bulls and bears. the courts delivering a big blow to the white house and unions, deeming the president's recess appointments to the nation's labor board unconstitutional and some here say that gave job creators everywhere the green light for hiring, are they right or wrong? horr here they are the bulls and bears, toby, jonas max ferris, and gary b smith. and john, you say this gave the green light for new jobs? >> absolutely. look what happened in 1947. we had 5 million americans on st
MSNBC
Jan 27, 2013 8:00am EST
issue. >> do you think that's right, that the obama administration had a road to damascus moment where they came to learn to embrace this, or was it that they got this political pushback from lindsey graham and republicans -- >> i think that there is a certain amount of truth. i wouldn't call it a road to damascus moment. there's a certain amount of truth that the obama administration acquiesced to the late bush administration after the courts got done dismantling the more aggressive policies of the bush administration. they said we're going to keep some of this stuff. that's what happened at the national archives speech in 2009. but i think guantanamo is not an essential facility. we can safely house terrorists inside the united states no matter how dangerous they are. what happened with guantanamo is that the administration bungle eld t ed the politics and they decided they weren't going to prioritize this and it wasn't worth what they felt was losing other aspects of their agenda and democrats in congress got scared and basically said no, we're not doing it. >> so you refer to
NBC
Jan 27, 2013 10:30am EST
it? >> i'll decide later about that. right now i'm focused on this. >> chairman, thank you very much as always. appreciate it. >> thank you. >>> coming up here, what did we learn from president obama's inaugural address? plus, the secretary of state hillary clinton exits the stage, and presidevice president biden profile expands. joining me former senator and now incoming president of the heritage foundation, former senator jim demint income. president of the naacp jim jealous. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell. plus, nbc news special correspondent ted koppel. >> "meet the press" is brought we know why we're here. ♪ to connect our forces to what they need, when they need it. ♪ to help troops see danger, before it sees them. ♪ to answer the call of the brave and bring them safely home. [ female announcer ] around the globe, the people of boeing are working together, to support and protect all who serve. that's why we're here. ♪ >>> the president's nominee to run the state department, senator john kerry, faced questions before the senate foreign rel
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2013 9:00am EST
recognize its right to enrich under safeguards. but president obama, like his predecessor, refuses to acknowledge iran's right to enrich. for this would require acknowledging the islamic republic as a legitimate public order representing let psychiatry mat national interests and as a rising regional power unwilling to subordinate its power to washington as, for example, washington regularly expected of egypt under sadat and mubarak. this is why hillary and i say that obama has done more damage even than george w. bush, because he has discredited the idea of engagement by saying he tried but failed when, in fact, he has not seriously tried. >> i think we're going to have time for questions. >> yes. >> we're about 40 minutes. >> that's fine. no american president since the iranian revolution has been prepared to do this, to accept the islamic republic. but, and this is a key argument for us, this is the only way diplomacy can succeed. there is an important precedent for this in modern american history. it's appropriate to call this in the month in which richard nixon's 100th birthday fa
CNN
Jan 27, 2013 6:00pm EST
departure depends on hearings for john kerry who president obama tapped to replace her. that will do it for me. cnn newsroom continues right now with don lemon. have a great week. >>> hello, everyone. top of the hour. i'm don lemon. thank you so much for joining us. survivors of a nightclub fire in brazil are describing a nightmare scene. bodies all over the ground. firefighters trying to smash down the walls. terrified people being trampled. so many people dead. this nightclub was way overcrowded with dangerous pyrotechnics show going on inside. straight ahead is rafael romo. i want you to give us an updated count of the yash yults. >> this is way too preliminary yet. authorities still going over the scene to try to find out what happened there. some of the scenes we have received here at cnn world headquarters are just very, very sad with family members trying to find out what happened to their family members. this young crowd celebrates for one last chance. remember, that part of the world, it is summer, and so in brazil this is the end of the summer holiday season and that's w
CNN
Jan 27, 2013 9:00am PST
not to leave a substantial footprint there. and yet i think the general is right, that we now have a team that seems to be more in sync with president obama and they want a very small footprint, you talked in your book. are they ready for a u.s. troop withdrawal when the time comes. >> i certainly wouldn't try to sell senior officers exactly how many people are required. but i think we have offered a strategic partnership to afghanistan. >> it means trust, and it's more difficult to put a perfect calculation to that. the problem with the afghan government and people is they lack certainty, they look confidence. they're terrified by 2014, not because there's been no progress, but because they're afraid they'll lose that progress. in 199, they turned their back on the region. i think what they need to see from america is enough engagement to show that we are not going to abandon them. >> i went to ask president karzai. i wantmen business here to be making a profit, because if you were here and making a profit, then you'll have a stake in our security. i think that's one kind of indic
FOX News
Jan 27, 2013 11:00am EST
again, right versus left. i don't think we have come out of that. obama inherited that. but he talked about bridging that and governing in a way to bring right and left together. i happening the number-1 failure of president obama is not the economy. it's his failure to find a way to bring us all together. >> eric: chris, what about that? >> well, i think it's easy to put it on president obammasm the fact is, this has been building and arguably building for years. the division that we have between the parties. the issues are difficult. the solutions are more complex. it is not easy to find that compromise. it is easy to say that it's president obama's fault. i heard that from the previous president. but the reality is, you cannot dance with someone if they keep saying no. when you have a republican party that is divided amongst itself, in terms of where the country should go, how do you find that common ground that basically unites the country? it's extremely difficult. >> eric: how do we find that common ground? do you think it's possible with the horrible debt, $16.5 and counting tr
FOX Business
Jan 26, 2013 9:00pm EST
. the real barack obama? >> of washington was serious we would reduce debt by returning to responsible -- responsible fiscal policy. john: i will judge if a politician will do the right thing.@a john. >> we must make a choice to reduce health care and the size of the deficit. john: yes. we must make hard choices. but the president has not proposed hard choices. and his inaugural address he said that once and then rejected as it sync u.s. choose between the elderly next-generation. the government must be santa claus. i am grateful to grover norquist. he got many politicians to pledge not to raise taxes. good. it is thought those tax limits would start the beast but that is not working even those that keep spending. it is a far more accurate gauge every dollar government spends if it is borrowed it has hired taxes later. if it brings more dollar the purchasing power puts a tax on the future. what we really need politicians pledging not to raise spending. we have that thanks to jonathan bydlak with the coalition to reduce spending with the reject the debt pledge. >> one is only vote for t
CBS
Jan 27, 2013 10:30am EST
elicateerate right now, president obama won with 10 promise of the electorate. we are seeing a changing of the american electorate and have to do a better job as republicans of reaching out. it really comes down to this fundamental idea, this principle-- are we going to talk about what we're for or are we going to talk about what we're against geaness? we lulled ourselves into a belief that in the 2010 elections, because we had very good results in the midterms, that we could be a party of no and run against spending, run against deficits. but in order to prosper and become a majority party we have to talk about what we're for. immigration is an example. what does a modernizedly immigration system look like and how is it part a larger economic argument, part of the argument of values and families? that is our challenge as part of the rebuilding process going forward. >> schieffer: let's talk a little bit-- i want to talk to you about this overseas, problems that may be coming up. clearly, dianne feinstein says, hey, the war on terror is is not over. it's still alive and well and it poses a
FOX
Jan 27, 2013 9:00am EST
, look what he doing now. >> chris: stay tuned, we'll be right back. >> president barack obama: i want to have a chance to publicly say thank you. because, i think hillary will go down as one of the finest secretary of states we have had. >> president obama asked me to be secretary of state and i said yes, and why did he ask me and why did i say yes? because we both love our country. >> chris: president clinton and hillary clinton, in an unusual years as secretary of state.four we're back with the panel, apparently the president called "60 minutes" and said i'd like to do an interview with hillary clinton. now, what makes it so unusual, is that in his four years as president, the only time he sat down with another person, for an interview, mr. obama, was with mrs. obama, not with the vice president, not with any secretary, not with anybody else, and with mrs. obama, so, jeff, one, what do you make of it? will the chattering class here in washington think this is a kind of mini-endorsement of hillary for 2016 and how unhappy will joe biden be at 7 o'clock when "60 minutes" goes on the a
MSNBC
Jan 27, 2013 12:00pm PST
finger as the far right republicans as the source of hostility. president obama says in a lengthy interview given to "the new republic," dell evers into a bunch of topics, national and internationally, but he does not see d.c. becoming less hostile to the republicans. one of the biggest names of the 2012 race saying today it's not republicans who are the problem. it's the president himself. >> i decided to not comment between the election and the inauguration because i wanted to see what kind of president we were looking at here, what kind of path and trajectory he was putting his administration on, and all of the statements and all of the comments lead me to believe that he's thinking more of a political conquest than political compromise. >> back with us now, "chicago sun-times" lynn sweet and the "the washington post's" david nakamura. david, the president says in this "new republic" article he doesn't see a light at the end of the tunnel until republicans finish the self-examination that they are currently undergoing. is that just a nicer way of saying that he doesn't expect t
FOX
Jan 26, 2013 10:00pm PST
expect heading into president obama's second term in office. thousands of right-to-life demonstrators marched through san francisco to protest the court decision that legalized abortions in this country. as ktvu's allie rasmus showed us that they briefly crossed paths with those on other side of the issue. >> reporter: there was shouting and some verbal clashes across the barricades as abort advocates and opponents rallied on the 40th anniversary of roe v. wade. >> the clash followed a morning of quieter events, such as this rally at justin herman plaza. the roe v. wade supreme court decision made abortion legal. >> it just gave me a relief. rose jackson was happily married with kids, but noticed a shift in in her perspective that day. >> i was thinking that if i got pregnant and didn't want to have this baby, it was my choice and available to me. >> what is today's fight? what comes next. >> reporter: the law student who testified before congress about contraception and criticized by rush limbaugh was one of the event's speakers. >> there is more profound site about access, about aff
NBC
Jan 27, 2013 10:00am EST
to do. right now, i have no intention of running. chris: but there are many ways to say maybe or even it's possible. but not hillary. at least not now. and when we come back, the aggressive barack obama and the worried republicans. plus scoops and predictions chris: welcome back. no less than "the new york times" has called president obama's inaugural address aggressive. we can all agree the president spoke clearly. >> preserving our individual freedom ultimately requires collective action. for we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well in a growing many barely make it. chris: this speech has taken a week to gel. and the geling has suggesting that the republicans have a choice. either they go along with the president on some things, try to improve on immigration, on guns, hit their mark on these bills, or they stand back and play protest politics. what are they going to do? >> i found an interesting poll, "the wall street journal" and he made it seem maybe we should try to make legislation better. try to have some input on things. i th
ABC
Jan 27, 2013 8:00am EST
. >> reporter: president obama will be hitting the road in the coming weeks taking his now very strong message on guns to the people as congress, bianna, readies for a very heated debate. >> that's right, the senate scheduled to begin its hearing on gun control this wednesday. clearly an issue that's divided the nation. david, thank you so much. >>> we're going to switch gears and turn to the prisoner authorities can't keep behind bars. he's escaped, not once, but twice and in two different states. the first he used a clever plan to simply walked out of jail. it worked so well he decided to use it to escape a second time and, guess what, he succeeded. this morning he is still on the run, and abc's mark greenblatt is here with his story. good morning, mark. >> reporter: good morning, dan, bianna. this is a story that would seem far-fetched if it were in a movie but in real life the same man appears to have escaped from two jails the same way. each time convincing other inmates to stay behind in jail when they were the ones supposed to walk free. this morning, a nationwide hunt is on for
FOX News
Jan 27, 2013 3:00pm PST
mr. obama is likely to do in his second term. and our power player of the week. a student of the ways president's exercise power. all right now on funds. all right now on "fox news sunday." and hello again from fox news in washington. american women in the military have served on the frontlines for years. and 152 have been killed in iraq and afghanistan. but when defense secretary panetta lifted the ban on women in combat his decision this week drew strong praise and sharp criticism. we have is brought together could distinguished veterans to discuss the issue. colonel martha mcsally was the nation's first demail combat pie -- are te female cot and joins us from tucson. lieutenant general jerry boykin was the former head of the u.s. special forces command. welcome to "fox news sunday." i have been looking forward to this discussion. >> thank you very much, chris. >> so have i. thanks for having us on. >> chris: here is how defense secretary panetta explained his decision this week. take a look. >> not everyone is going to be able to be a combat soldier. but everyone is entitled to a c
CNN
Jan 27, 2013 9:00am EST
not to leave a substantial footprint there, and yet i think that the general is right that we now have a team that seems to be more in sync with president obama and they want a very small footprint. you talked in your book about training the afghan security forces, are they ready for a total withdrawal of u.s. troops when the time comes? >> i think they are not ready for lack of a strategic partnership in america. i wouldn't try to tell senior officers how many people are required. we've offered a strategic partnership. >> does that mean troops? >> it means trust. and it's more important to put an action with that. the people lack certainty. lack confidence. they are terrified about 2014. not because they are afraid they will lose progress, but that they want to see from america is enough engagement to show we won't abandon them. >> what is that? >> i asked president karzai he wanted. and he said i want american business. i want american business to be making a profit. because if you are here and making a profit, you will have a stake in our security. one kind of indicator. i thin
ABC
Jan 27, 2013 8:00am PST
children to live in the shadows, as well. so i think the time is right. by the way, we just acted to avert a nuclear option in the senate. believe it or not, i see some glimmer of bipartisanship out there. >> how about we've got president obama out this week also pushing a plan. >> yes. >> does that help, hurt? >> i think it helps. i think it's important that we all work together on this. i think it can be helpful, and i look forward to sitting down. i'm sure we will, the group of us who are working on this legislation with the president and the white house and our colleagues on the other side of the capitol. >> i want to move to benghazi. obviously the hearings this week. some very contentious part of those hearings. >> uh-huh. >> what were you really trying to accomplish in that? you knew a lot of the answers. all the senators knew a lot of the answers because of the accountability review board. so what were you looking for there? >> well, first of all, we don't know a lot of the answers. we don't know why the president and the secretary of state ignored the warnings. why didn't the secr
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2013 6:00pm EST
president obama is that he wants to reduce our nuke arsenal. he refuses to modernize it. we're going through this thing right now and most people watching us right now are not aware that iran, our intelligence has told us since 2007 and is still telling us today that they are going to have nuke capability and delivery system by 2015. with that, we know that it's not happening in a vacuum. so we have a nuclear situation. it's not just rureb i can't and the united states as people like to think. niffs korea a week ago and we know what they are doing with their capability. when you say we want zero nukes and he's said that and obama has said that. it's hard to explain this to people. he is a friend of mine. i'm talking about senator hagel is a personal friend. but this is too important. when you have 20 pped kids and grandkids you want a system that is not light on the progress in nuclear capability. >> i'd like to know what you think his chances are of getting confirmation and whether you coming out against him could poison the relationship with him if he becomes secretary of defense?
FOX News
Jan 27, 2013 4:00pm EST
question though. you know, you are both talking about leaning right. what about leaning left? some republicans have said that president obama has done that second inaugural calling for climate change, embracing gay rights more than ever. poised to push potentially polarizing plans on gun control and immigration. how will that influence what we see in the senate? >> well, i will start on that. each candidate makes his own case in his or her state. the democrat party has been able to nominate conservative candidates who have then won their states despite positions that the president may be taking. claire mccass skill didn't agree with the president on everything. clearly joe man then in west virginia didn't agree with the president on everything. it depends on who gets nominated. the democratic party hopefully will produce moderates. if they don't, if the democratic party produces people far to the left then they have problems. >> brad, a quick response. >> heather, we all know this, this is a fact. we are just a right of center nation. the president wants to take us way left. we kno
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2013 10:00am EST
things i disagree with president obama about this that he wants to reduce our nuclear arsenal. he refuses to modernize it. we are going through this thing right now. we are not aware that iran, our intelligence has told us since 2007 and is still telling us today that they are going to have nuclear capability. they will have a delivery system by 2015. we know this is not happening in a vacuum. we have a nuclear situation that is not just russia and the united states. i was in north korea and south korea a week ago. we know what they are doing. when you say we want the zero new, obama has said that. i do not blame him for wanting to avoid it. it is hard to explain. he is a friend of mine. chuck hagel is a personal friend. this is too important. when you have 20 kids and grandkids, you want to keep america strong and have a defense system that is not light on the progress on nuclear capability. >> i would like to know what you think of his chances of getting confirmation and weather coming out against him could poison the water in your relationship if you become secretary? >> no, i
CNN
Jan 27, 2013 3:00am PST
. all right, dude! thanks! to the safe go the savings. >>> welcome back, everyone. let's get you ready for the week ahead. let's look at tuesday here. president obama heading to las vegas. that will begin his push for immigration reform. he's called this issue the top legislative priority of his second term. >>> and on wednesday, we'll be talking a whole lot about guns. the senate judiciary will hold a hearing on gun violence. their first since president obama announced his new gun patrol proposes. we'll probably hear from lapierre. >>> chuck hagel's nomination hearings begin. nominated by president barack obama for secretary of defense. these could be interesting to watch. reservations by senators of both parties. >>> on thursday, yes, it could be, could be hillary clinton's last day as aersecretary of sta. depends on how the nomination process for her replacement, john kerry, plays out. that could happen on friday. on sunday, the super bowl, of course. the 49ers take on the ravens in new orleans and, just to note, coming off her inauguration lip syncing controversy, beyonce will perf
FOX News
Jan 27, 2013 9:00am PST
president appointmented to the board, it was unconstitutional, they were no good? >> it's the right ruling. the court of appeals looked at what the president did and said, look, youacked unconstitutionally. you can't declare when congress is going to be in recess, which is exactly what president obama tried to do. so they said, not only are the members unconstitutionally, but the action that they took is also illegal and unconstitutional. and they voided that. so the presidentee got a mess on his hands. these members who are still up there, there are two still up there, in my judgment, need to step down and step down now. >> are you calling on them now publicly to resign? >> i did on friday. i wrote them a letter and i wrote richard cordre, the consumer protection bureau. he was appointed in the same recess. i have said to all three of them, resign now. you are there illegally. >> all right, we had some researchers take a look. there were 218 decisions over the last year or so that involved one of these three folks at the federal appeals court that they have said, they weren't there
FOX
Jan 27, 2013 10:00am PST
uses his inaugural address to push a liberal agenda. we'll ask our sunday panel how mr. obama is likely to do in his second term. and, our power player of the week: a student of the ways presidents exercise power. all, right now, on fox news sunday. ♪ >> chris: and hello, again, from fox news in washington. american women in the military have served on the front lines, for years. and 152 have been killed in iraq an afghanistan. but when defense secretary panetta lifted the ban on women in combat his decision, this week, drew strong praise and sharp criticism. we have brought together two distinguished veterans to discussion the issue. colonel martha mcsally was our nation's first female combat pilot, logging hours over the skies of iraq an afghanistan and joins us from tucson, lieutenant general jerry boykin was one of the original members of the army's delta force and former head of the u.s. special forces command. colonel, general, welcome to fox news sunday and i have been looking forward to this discussion into thank you very much, chris. >> so have i, thanks for having us
NBC
Jan 27, 2013 8:00am PST
quote . >> but you'll take a serious look at it? >> i'll decide later about that. right now i'm focused on this. >> chairman, thank you very much as always. appreciate it. >> thank you. >>> coming up here, what did we learn from president obama's inaugural address? plus, the secretary of state hillary clinton exits the stage, and presidevice president biden profile expands. joining me former senator and now incoming president of the heritage foundation, former senator jim demint income. president of the naacp jim jealous. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell. plus, nbc news special correspondent ted koppel. >> "meet the press" is brought we know why we're here. ♪
FOX News
Jan 27, 2013 7:00am PST
. >>> president obama slammed critics of his gun control policies saying they need to do a better job of listening. advocates for gun rights say the president is the one not paying attention by ignoring the second amendment. joining me now john fund columnist for the national review magazine and author of the book "who's counting." welcome. >> i think the president in his campaign said i don't want to take away your hand guns i don't want to infringe on second amendment rights. he wants to reassure people he's proposing responsible and limited gun control measures. the problem is, his audience seems some what disposed to doubt him. i think that partly because there is a long history of democrats being condescending toward gun owners and we just saw that with former president bill clinton a week ago on saturday he addressed a group of democratic donors. he thought he was speaking privately and said look we have a real problem looking down our nose on these people. i add viedz us if we want to move forward with gun control we have to be careful there's a lot of suspicion there. >> one of t
CNN
Jan 27, 2013 12:00pm PST
the members of that commission not to deal with health care because obama care had just passed. well, if you're not dealing with health care, you're not dealing with the main drivers of the debt. >> all right. so he's right about entitlements driving the debt. i'm glad he said that and didn't carry on with that old saw that it's government waste, which doesn't even move the needle. it is entitlements and that's going to be a bigger problem. the simpson/bowles plan included nearly $500 billion in health care savings over ten years as well as recommendations for a long-term budget to reduce overall spending on those problems. john, with that in mind, i have to wonder about why eric cantor said that it didn't touch health care. >> because that's become the talking point. we've seen this again and again, ali. narratives outpacing facts in our political and particularly economic debates. the bowles/simpson plan was a balanced plan. everybody gave a little. that's its virtue as well as part of the reason it's difficult to swallow. but there were spending cuts, entitlement reforms and reven
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